A great ten days in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, East Africa to start the new decade 2020. This is the country where coffee comes from. Specifically the wonders of the wild Ethiopian mountains. The very popular drink drunk everyday on mas is made by beans and the coffee plant is grown and originated from this part of the world. It is the area where you will find the most diverse coffee plant varieties. The word ‘coffee’ derives from ‘Kafa’, a region in south west Ethiopia.
When you think of coffee what comes to mind? Espresso culture in a southern European country, a high street coffee chain or a traded† commodity. What about a female run coffee company that’s empowering African female farmers one bean a time. Farmers to Queens.
A west African dinner and the black owned business Fairly Square Bar Cafe in Holborn, North London.